"In the beginning, he was nervous and unsure -- afraid of making a mistake. The brand-new gym shorts and T-shirt bore no telltale signs of an athlete. No Gatorade stains, no frayed seams, no unmistakable “I’ve done my workout” aroma. To be honest, he just didn’t look like he belonged in the middle of a ball field..."
"As we strolled through the doors of our local Hallmark store, my nine month old daughter Carolyn burst into tears. Ghoulish rubber masks – bloody monsters and faces contorted in panic or screaming in horror -- lined both sides of the aisle at stroller height. I made a quick 90 degree turn..."
New content on our website: several great articles about support groups and a resource page with links to organizations that offer local support groups:
From Support Groups for Moms: "...mothers who get together regularly with other mothers to learn, work, and play are succeeding at creating for themselves a healthy social context in which they can grow as individuals while their mothering abilities flourish."
Read about some of the many ways moms find support: in informal groups, in large organizations with many planned activities, while taking turns watching the kids so moms can go for a swim, for "moms only" dinners socializing -- What Is A Mothering Support Group
And on our resource page, find national organizations that offer local support groups: Parent Support Groups
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The word "home" is often associated with warm and fuzzy feelings... but what about the work involved? How do you feel about that? How do you think about it? Here are two of our favorite "home" articles: